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    Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?

    It's katoves but it has an interesting structure.
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    Of course, the UK needs to examine whether the EU you have, is the EU you want. I am for this reason very much for this referendum and expect it to be a strong example for how we want democratic...
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    Well, can't we find a similar subtile Shakespearian irony in the argumentation of those who argue in favour of Britain leaving the EU?
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    Patrick Stewart has one vote, Twido has one vote. What counts is how Twido and Patrick Stewart explain to themselves what they are going to cast into the ballot box. Anything before that moment can...
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    ECHR and the Human Rights Act from 1998 are institutions that relate to each another. If you are a judge of a court within the UK, you can become also a judge on the ECHR without being required to...
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    This one-act play with Patrick Stewart is quite funny. It brings the argument to its essence, if I am allowed to say.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptfmAY6M6aA
  7. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6b/Auschwitz-Birkenau_abgebrannte_Barracken.jpg/220px-Auschwitz-Birkenau_abgebrannte_Barracken.jpg
    ... not sure
  8. Re: Religious groups creating free schools in the UK, what could possibly go wrong?

    I think confessional schools are much less typical on the Continent. Or, it is maybe just my perception. But that is another topic.
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    Re: Switzerland (french speaking part)

    Morat, c'est connue bien sr pour les Guerre de Bourgogne. Est-ce que tu as une photo du Vully ou d'autres d'Avanches? On ma dit qu'on peut voir l une reconstruction d'une porte contruction celtique...
  10. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    Projections belong to mythological concepts a bit like dust monsters to a bookshelf (until they are removed).

    How a projection is valued (good, bad, good and bad, etc. ) remains a question of...
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    Re: Do you have a favorite Monster?

    Monsters work as counter concepts in norm conflicts, e.g. Godzilla (conflicts in a postware society), Cookie Monster (educational conflicts of children), Spaghetti Monster (conflicts related to...
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    Re: Agnosticism the Only Rational Belief?

    I don't know. :)
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    Re: Do you have a favorite Monster?

    1st place: Cookie Monster
    2nd place: Spaghetti Monster
    3rd place: need to invent one
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Amos Oz

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kQLSJHfzL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
  15. Re: Religious groups creating free schools in the UK, what could possibly go wrong?

    If the local public structures are not laid out to manage the oversight and control of schools and the qualification of their staff within their district or have not the financial means to do so, the...
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    Re: Doesn't Russell's Teapot Refute Itself?

    Thx, the efforts seems to translate into rep.
  17. Re: US Senate would reject House bill as shutdown looms

    We are confronted with similar challenges and we need a smart strategy to stay it out until we are able to reach a level of economic sustainability that allows to move forward.
  18. Re: US Senate would reject House bill as shutdown looms

    The underlying challenge is the balance between spending and revenues.
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    Re: Doesn't Russell's Teapot Refute Itself?

    My filters seem to block the display of Daily Mail. What does the article say about Bertrand Russell's question?
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    Re: The colour out of Space

    As Lovecraft wrote, the colour was hard to describe but in metaphors. Metaphors build up a distance between the said and the meant, and effect in interpretations being lead away, elsewhere from the...
  21. Re: Libertarian viewpoint on military involvement in foreign wars

    A libertarian could say, we should avoid the impression that limited wars were possible, to prevent total wars.
  22. Re: Crusades:Geopolitcally speaking were justified

    My impression is that "geopolitically" the crusades had little effects on the longtime historical development of the Caliphate compared with the conquests by Mongols and Turks. The crusades had...
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    Re: Existence of God

    Not that design had been involved at all until some organisms who pass the mirror test, have begun to fashion a bit of the universe in their own ways.
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    Re: America the Oligarchy?

    :)


    A well balanced mixture of representative and direct elements is probably one should look for and one needs to accept that democratic decisions can be inappropriate or turn out to be...
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    Re: America the Oligarchy?

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau recommended the representative republic with the argument that the people could not be involved with legislation permanently. Nowadays, we have online voting. Rousseau's...
  26. Re: what is the required criterion to be considered as a philosopher?

    Double post ... another case of polysemy.

    It's time the new server comes.

    :)
  27. Re: what is the required criterion to be considered as a philosopher?

    Voltaire wrote several plays. He had to chose the dramatic genre for it would have been difficult otherwise.
  28. Re: what is the required criterion to be considered as a philosopher?

    @Ex Tenebris Lux

    The reference relates to a case of the is-ought problem which can have various causes, a moment of abstraction by a machine or person, polysemy to say so.

    The new server will...
  29. Re: what is the required criterion to be considered as a philosopher?

    Ask yourself questions and question your answers when you read a philosophical text.
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    Re: Pleistocene Rewilding

    You would need the right environment and the space for a reintroduced specie to succeed otherwise you would have to go the approach which is showing off more and more on wildlife preservation in...
  31. Re: Greek Police arrests Far-right leader and 4 MPs. 33 Golden dawn members more to follow.

    Anti-realism vs realism and other odds ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqeOPLW7zRs

    No offence but I was looking for the opportunity to post it for several weeks.
  32. Thread: First Cause

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    Re: First Cause

    The premise of a philosopher is wisdom (sophia, non technical practical knowledge) and his belief or approach by which he intends to treat knowledge is friendship (phila). Friendship comes often as...
  33. Thread: First Cause

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    Re: First Cause

    It's really a good book.
  34. Thread: First Cause

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    Re: First Cause

    Read Kant. You'll find all you're looking for in the first two parts of Critic of Pure Reason.
  35. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    But you need neither a mythos to act morally nor to explain the moral act as such mythologically.
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    Re: ARMIES CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUID BOATS

    Civ 1 was innovative, yet ...
  37. Re: Left Handed People Smarter Than Right Handed People?

    Squids are said to be relavitely intelligent. How do you intend to apply the criteria in their case?
  38. Thread: Elysium?

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    Poll: Re: Elysium?

    Post removed because y-tube seem not to work for me.
    - sorry -
  39. Re: The Spartans & Trojans, were they Lost Tribes of Israel?

    The subject is the challenge. It is not the OP. He deserves rep to bring it up.
  40. Re: The Spartans & Trojans, were they Lost Tribes of Israel?

    Lol!

    Motto:
    "What ethnic group do you come from?"
    "We could have been the Walmarts."

    http://www.aish.com/jewlariousJtube/jewlariousJtubeDefault/3rd_Rock_from_the_Sun.asp


    Requires a...
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